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Evergreen News & Stories


Tribal victories inspire Indigenous persistence


It’s rare when Indigenous issues are discussed and highlighted in the national media. It’s rarer still when successive headlines carry news of legal and cultural victories for tribal nations. A recent wave of positive news shows us the power of persistent and undaunted Indigenous advocacy, which can inspire our individual and collective efforts at Evergreen.

Student studying on laptop

Getting Ready for Fall 2020

Dear Future and Current Students,  

For those who are planning to join us in the fall: welcome new Greeners! And returning students: we salute your hard work and academic success.  

Carl Forbes at podium during 2019 Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrating Black Accomplishment, History and Leadership at The Evergreen State College’s Juneteenth

One of the momentous days in American history was June 19, 1865, when word of the Emancipation Proclamation reached its final destination in Galveston, freeing the estimated 250,000 slaves still held in Texas more than two years after the proclamation was signed.

That day is celebrated throughout the U.S. as Juneteenth. On Friday, June 5, The Evergreen State College held its 2nd annual Juneteenth commemoration, shared over Zoom for students, staff, faculty and community members.

Senator McCoy Paddles Up

Senator John McCoy (Tulalip) Recognized with Honorary Degree from Evergreen

The Evergreen State College bestowed an honorary Master of Public Administration degree upon retiring state Sen. John McCoy during the college’s virtual commencement ceremony on June 12, 2020. Earlier in the day, McCoy was recognized as 2020 Public Official of the Year by the college’s Master of Public Administration program. Additional plans are underway to endow a scholarship in the senator’s name to support future MPA Tribal Governance students.